By: Derrick P. Rodgers

Phinehas [in Exodus 25] was the grandson of Aaron who stood in the defense of God’s people and arose in dissent against the ideal of merging paganism with God’s people.

As we continue to witness the progressive emergence of the church and the world in our country and throughout the world, the Phinehas types need to be properly identified and supported on the earth. The primary identifier of the Phinehas type is to ascertain their passion to combat and subdue the vile attempt to ill filtrate the church with the purpose to cause God’s people to engage in a covenant with the world.

Individuals who harness this type of call and passion will operate in our generation and generations to come on the same frequency as Phinehas did; and by no means will they stand by and allow the savage attempt of idolatry and hybrid conversions to invade the walls of God’s house.

Because of the primary earmark of the Phinehas type, spiritual insurgents who venture to corrupt the household of faith will be met with fierce resistance and ultimately the wrath of God.

The distinguishing characteristics of the Phinehas type will convey:

• a genuine godly conviction,
• a love for God and His righteousness, and
• a healthy fear of the Almighty God.

Their extraordinary courage to stand up against the blatant invasion of Gods tribe will be remarkable in producing favor from God that bestows honor upon men and women who make such sacrifices. As a result, safety and deliverance will come to God’s people.

The Phinehas type hosts a clear and concise understanding of the following:

• Idolatry is completely unacceptable to God and offends Him.
• A corrupt and defiled church cannot help a blind and lost world.
• Allowing the church to fuse with the world can position Gods people to experience detriment or an unknown peril.

Therefore, the understanding of such serious undertakings activates them to arise and move into action. Let us pray for the rise of the Phinehas type in our generation and the generations to come.

When Phinehas son of Eleazar and grandson of Aaron the priest saw this, he jumped up and left the assembly. He took a spear and rushed after the man into his tent.

Phinehas thrust the spear all the way through the man’s body and into the woman’s stomach. So the plague against the Israelites was stopped, but not before 24,000 people had died.

Then the LORD said to Moses, “Phinehas son of Eleazar and grandson of Aaron the priest has turned my anger away from the Israelites by being as zealous among them as I was.

So I stopped destroying all Israel as I had intended to do in my zealous anger. Now tell him that I am making my special covenant of peace with him. In this covenant, I give him and his descendants a permanent right to the priesthood, for in his zeal for me, his God, he purified the people of Israel, making them right with me. [Numbers 25:7-13]

Then our ancestors joined in the worship of Baal at Peor; they even ate sacrifices offered to the dead! They angered the LORD with all these things, so a plague broke out among them. But Phinehas had the courage to intervene, and the plague was stopped. So he has been regarded as a righteous man ever since that time. [Psalms 106:28-31]